Brown, David McDowell, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
151X-Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer Pilot or NFO
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1996-2003, 151X, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Service Years
1984 - 2003

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Contact Info
Home Town
Arlington, Virginia
Last Address
Arlington, Virginia

Date of Passing
Feb 01, 2003
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 46 Lot 1180-3

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Last Known Activity
  • NASA Astronaut and a Mission Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia Mission STS-107. CAPT Brown was killed when the craft disintegrated during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, 01 FEB 2003

Visit other US Navy Astronauts on STS-107 here at NTWS:

CAPT Laurel B. Clark

CDR William C. McCool
Other Comments:
Posthumously awarded:
  • NASA Space Flight Medal
  • NASA Distinguished Service Medal
  • Defense Distinguished Service Medal
  • Congressional Space Medal of Honor
Career Highlights

  • Began Naval Career as a Flight Surgeon, and in 1988 was the first Flight Surgeon in 10 years to be selected for Pilot Training.
  • Navy Operational Flight Surgeon of the Year -1986
  • Designated a Naval Aviator in 1990, ranking number one in his class.
  • Qualified to fly the A-6 Intruder, F/A-18 Hornet, and T-38 Talon
  • His tour with NTPS was a duel role as the Flight Surgeon and Pilot.


  • Brown Hall in the Columbia Village Apartments, at the Florida Institute of Technology is named in his honor.
  • Laurel B. Clark & David M. Brown Aerospace Medicine Academic Center at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute.


These an many other video, audio clips, as well as a complete NASA website on STS-107 can be found HERE.
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McCarthy, Jim, CDR, (1975-1999) OFF 310X Lieutenant
Puckett, Lynne, CAPT, (1979-2012) OFF 110X Lieutenant
Jeffries, John, PO3, (1967-1971) OFF 00X Airman Apprentice
Finster, Renee, (1981-1987) SOG SOG-0000 Other Service Rank
Didier, Howard, SCPO, (1978-2003) 00 9512 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Rouff, Michael, SCPO, (1969-1991) HM HM-8432 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Spiller, Robert, CNOCM, (1971-2001) AS AS-7609 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Borton, Terry, CPO JO JO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Hayes, William, MCPO, (1960-1990) DP DP-2750 Chief Petty Officer
Jones, Frank, MCPO, (1975-1997) OT OT-0619 Chief Petty Officer
Klawitter, Paul, SCPO, (1966-1992) AC AC-6904 Chief Petty Officer
Meade, Robert, CPO, (1974-1994) OT OT-0619 Chief Petty Officer
Owens, James, CPO, (1973-1995) BM BM-0161 Chief Petty Officer
Petty, Daniel, LT, (1974-1995) DP DP-2739 Chief Petty Officer
Taylor, Glenn, CPO, (1969-1989) AO AO-8331 Chief Petty Officer
Bertram, Jerry, CPO, (1977-2001) PN PN-2612 Petty Officer First Class
Bowers, Mark, CPO, (1977-1997) ET ET-1579 Petty Officer First Class
Carr, V. Wesley, CPO, (1976-1996) AB ABF-7022 Petty Officer First Class
Dattilo, John, SCPO, (1980-2000) OT OT-9585 Petty Officer First Class
DeDomenic, Mark, MCPO, (1976-2000) PC PC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Dix, Mark, LT, (1975-1998) OT OT-0619 Petty Officer First Class
Even, Jim, CPO, (1977-1998) MS MS-3527 Petty Officer First Class
Geltmacher, Scott, CPO, (1975-1995) NC NC-9588 Petty Officer First Class
Gilbert, James, PO1, (1972-1988) AT AT-6625 Petty Officer First Class
Harrison, Jeffrey, CPO, (1977-1998) EO EO-5710 Petty Officer First Class
Hiestand, Tim, PO1, (1977-1998) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hogge, Patricia (Pat), PO1, (1977-1995) OT OT-0619 Petty Officer First Class
Johnson, Mark, PO1, (1980-2000) MS MS-3529 Petty Officer First Class
Kunkle, Larry, CPO, (1977-1997) BU BU-5907 Petty Officer First Class
McBurney, Rob, PO1, (1977-1997) OT OT-0619 Petty Officer First Class
McCalla, Scott, PO1, (1975-1996) MA MA-9545 Petty Officer First Class
Miesner, Frank, PO1, (1977-1985) QM QM-0161 Petty Officer First Class
Miller, Mark, PO1, (1970-1992) AT AT-6673 Petty Officer First Class
Mundling, Pamela, CPO, (1976-1997) HM HM-8425 Petty Officer First Class
Murley, Mike, MCPO, (1974-2003) CM CM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Sasser, Robert, PO1, (1969-1992) AS AS-7609 Petty Officer First Class
Thompson, Christine, PO1 BU BU-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Weimar, Kenneth, PO1, (1977-1997) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Ashe, James, SCPO, (1983-2010) AE AE-7136 Petty Officer Second Class
Beam, Paul, PO2, (1982-1992) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Beattie, Robert, CPO, (1979-1992) OTA OTA-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bryan, Miriam, PO2, (1982-1988) DP DP-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Buckman, Keith, SCPO, (1980-2004) UT UT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Canfield, Robert, PO1, (1980-2000) TM TM-0746 Petty Officer Second Class
Cole, Barton, CPO, (1985-2007) DS DS-1664 Petty Officer Second Class
Dale, William, PO2, (1980-1988) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dellinger, Roger, CPO, (1978-1999) PH PH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dill, Roger, PO1, (1965-1991) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Duffy, Thomas, PO1, (1979-1999) OT OT-0612 Petty Officer Second Class
Garrison, David, PO1, (1979-1995) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Garrison, Ruvina, PO2, (1982-2002) YN CYN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gonzales, Jeffrey, PO1, (1984-2006) AK AK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Inverso, Cheri, CMC, (1981-Present) HM HM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
King, John, PO2, (1979-1990) UT UT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lacey, Geane, PO2, (1981-1985) CE CE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lambert, Jean, SCPO, (1982-2009) BU BU-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lancaster, Patrick, LCDR, (1982-2010) ET ET-1580 Petty Officer Second Class
Mayhew, Gregory, PO2, (1977-1987) PH PH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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